AskDefine | Define beggarly

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beggarly adj
1 marked by poverty befitting a beggar; "a beggarly existence in the slums"; "a mean hut" [syn: mean]
2 used of sums of money; so small in amount as to deserve contempt [syn: mean]

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  1. In the manner of a beggar.
  2. Fit for a beggar.
  3. By extension, an obviously inadequate amount.


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